Coming out of blogging hibernation to post this discovery of Mitt Romney-bashing -- 5 months after the fricking election -- in an on-line pop music article.
The site is called Pop Dust. And this snippet comes out of an article about the 10 richest musicians of all time:
3. Bono: $600 million
Paul Hewson is known as much for his global diplomacy and forays into venture capital as U2’s music. His investment in Facebook’s IPO—via his Elevation Partners private equity firm—didn’t make him a billionaire, but U2’s “360 Tour” grossed nearly $800 million between 2009 and 2011, making it the biggest tour ever. (2005-06’s “Vertigo” tour is fifth on that list.) Combine that with Bono’s many investments (including private equity stakes, a clothing line, and a five-star hotel), the fact that the band owns all the rights to its own music, and Bono’s Romney-esque tax-dodging investment schemes, and the numbers add up quickly.
This perfectly exemplifies what El Rushbo talks about often: the low-information voter, consuming culture and news from low-information writers who stealthly (and not-so-stealthly) inject fallacious political commentary into their wholly non-political articles, T.V. shows, etc.
Bono has made millions for not only himself but has also provided a product desired by millions of customers (his fans) not to mention created jobs for thousands of "employees", i.e. everyone who works for him, for U2, marketers, retailers, ticket sellers, shirt makers, etc. etc. etc. Yet because he dared move his business away from a high-taxing business-unfriendly environment to a low-taxing business-friendly one, he's a scheming tax dodger. Get it?
That's not being a "tax dodger," leftists. It's calling being smart with your hard-earned money! What you're doing is like calling someone a shoplifter because they chose to buy a grocery item at supermarket X because they were selling it cheaper than supermarket Y. Of course, when you're of the ilk that believes that you're not paying your fair share and that the Government is owed your money, then when you make smart decisions by seeking out low-taxing environments you're smeared as a scheming tax dodger.
And what else works with the LIV? Word-association guilt-by-association games. You all know the game: A psychologist tells you to say the first thing that comes to your mind when (s)he says x. So what are LIV writers, and, as is presumed, their LIV readers, supposed to think when they hear "multi-millionaire tax-dodging investment schemer"? President Hope&Change's Republican arch-enemy Mitt Romney of course!
So, just like Mitt Romney whose candidacy ended almost 5 whole months ago, Bono is using unethical unfair schemes so that his "numbers add up quickly."
And that, my friends, is how you create and inculcate the low-information voter.